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Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Copper Contributor
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Country: United States

Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

I am considering replacing my existing laptop running Windows XP Pro with a Windows 7 laptop.

 

I use ACT Premium 2011.

 

Is there a difference in performance/reliability between a 64 or 32 bit laptop with ACT?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Country: Australia

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Copper Contributor
Posts: 105
Country: United States

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Thanks Mike.

 

Have you experienced or seen any reliability issues with ACT running on 64 vs 32 bit.

 

My preference is for higher reliability than higher performance.

 

Steven

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Country: Australia

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Not a great deal of difference in reliability between them.

One thing, if using 64-bit and Office 2010, you must still install Office in 32bit mode (this is usually the default and Microsoft recommends this anyway)
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Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

I've been running ACT! on 64-bit Windows 7 for over a year without any real problems. While the faster computing doesn't help the ACT! program because it's still 32-bit, a significant issue with the ACT! program is I/O speed. Because data is moved to and from the hard disk in 64-bit blocks, I do see better performance with the ACT! program.

Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Contributor
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Country: United States

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Roy --

 

WIthout putting too fine a point on it - you said you've been running ACT with 64-bit "without any real problems" - can you say what type of the issues you experienced?

 

As said earlier - I will trade reliability for performance anytime!

 

Steven

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Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

I've had no problems that weren't resolved by either restarting the application or rebooting the computer. I consider problem resolved that way to be session problems and not a real or significant problem unless they can be repeated. Exluding those tyep of problems I can't recall having any problems with the 64-bit Windows 7. I also leave my system running and booted up 24/7.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Copper Contributor
Posts: 105
Country: United States

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

 

Thanks.

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 478
Country: Australia

Re: Window 7 - 64 or 32 bit

Yes thanks to all

 

I am also embarking on an upgrade to a 64bit machine and Win7 and this was a concern as well

 

Thanks again


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